A loan of $1,500 helped to buy a new tailoring machine and start a new business.

Linda's story

Linda is a 33-year-old divorced woman who is struggling to prove to herself that she can be productive and doesn't need others help to make her living.

Linda has worked as a tailor for five years, and she also works in a library to make her living. To improve her business, Linda applied for a loan from Kiva partner Al Majmoua in order buy a new tailoring machine in order to improve her quality of work, and to decrease the time needed to finish a certain request.

Linda will also invest part of the loan in starting a new trade - she will support a lot to expand in the future. She has no idea as of now what she will sell but she said that when the cash is available, you can start any business with special offers.

Linda hopes to open a cloth-selling shop in the future to please her customers as much as she can.

Loan details

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